Butter Pecan Cookies are easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. Meltingly tender like traditional shortbread, these Butter Pecan Cookies require only a few steps and take just 15 minutes to bake!
I love butter pecan cookies! I love the way they melt in your mouth. I love the taste of pecans, and of course, the taste of butter. These cookies lasted about an hour here.
If you bake nothing else this season, you’re going to want to put these southern cookies with pecans high on your must-bake list and make them for a holiday cookie exchange! You don’t want to miss these!
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 7 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- a pinch of salt
- Pecan halves for the top of each cookie
How To Make Butter Pecan Cookies
Make sure to preheat your oven to 350º and cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Next, beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and creamy.
Then add the eggs, vanilla extract and beat again for another 2 minutes. Immediately add the flour, baking soda, salt and mix until well blended.
When finished, place the balls, using a medium cookie spoon, on the prepared baking sheets and add half a pecan on top of each cookie. Bake until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, cool the cookies on a wire rack.